Saranac Lake, N.Y., is a small bustling village in the scenic Tri-Lakes region of the northern Adirondack Mountains. The lakeside community is situated on the Franklin-Essex County line, within ten miles of the famed Olympic village of Lake Placid in northern New York State. Established in a backdrop of majestic mountains, lush forest and pristine lakes and streams, Saranac Lake offers four distinctly different seasons: the beauty of springtime in the Adirondacks, summer hiking and camping in the rugged wild country, the breathtaking autumnís  colors  and  a winter playground, combine to

make the Saranac Lake region one of New York Stateís favorite destinations.

When the first known settlements were established around Saranac Lake in 1819, the earliest inhabitants were primarily loggers, hunters and fishermen. Shortly after the arrival of Dr. Edward Trudeau, an outdoorsman whose health was restored by the wilderness environment, Saranac Lake soon established itself as a sort of "health resort" sought out by many renowned Americans.

 
   

 

 

Celebrities such as scientist Albert Einstein, baseball pitching great Christy Mattheson, renowned author Mark Twain, entertainer Al Jolson, and several U.S. Presidents from William McKinley to Calvin Coolidge enjoyed the relaxing and invigorating environment of the Saranac Lake region.

Among historical features of this community are the old Union Depot & the farmhouse of Treasure Island author Robert Louis Stevenson who called the village "The Little Switzerland in the Adirondacks." Saranac Lake is also home to the renowned Trudeau Institute.
     

Events:  Come Join Us!

SARANAC LAKE WINTER CARNIVAL "Mardi Gras in the Mountains". It's called the "Oldest Winter Carnival in the Eastern U.S." Ice Palace, parade, fireworks, concerts, sporting events and lots more. Complete schedule, click here. For more info, call (800) 347-1992.
   

   
 

   
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